Scientists Just Found Signs of a Stolen Dead Sea Scroll. A Cave Looks Like It Once Held More Scrolls, but They’re Long Gone—Rachel Feltman, Popular Science
Nearly 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls—the oldest known biblical manuscripts—were found scattered throughout 11 caves in the Judaean Desert between 1946 and 1956. Now scientists think they’ve found a 12th cave where scrolls were stored—but the texts themselves seem to have been stolen decades ago.
There could be dozens more caves holding scrolls—or at least holding evidence that they were once stored there. Gutfeld and his colleagues will continue to search the region as part of an initiative called “Operation Scroll”.